The franchise for Campbell & Haliburton Ltd. for Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario to the Head of the Lakes was purchased by Patric Cadman in 1953. Mr. Cadman proceeded to buy agencies at the following points: Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Regina, Brandon, and Winnipeg.
The Agency purchased in Regina was “Walker Agencies” which operated in the Fidelity Trust Building on the 1800 Block Cornwall under the management of Jack Walker the past industrial development director for the City of Regina.
What We Do & Our Journey
In 1956, Mr. Cadman sold Campbell & Haliburton to a number of their staff. Mr. Herbert A. Gibson became, general manager of Campbell & Haliburton (Regina) Ltd. On October 1, 1958, Mr. Gibson bought the controlling interest in Campbell & Haliburton (Regina) Ltd., the total commission revenue for 1958 being $28,783.36 during the sixties, the company purchased the McGillivary property at 1744 Cornwall Street for the operations. the company grew very rapidly as the location was excellent. Company sales increased to over $30,000,000.00 in 70 decades.
About October 1, 1976, Sask Tel served the company with an expropriation notice to vacate the 1744 Cornwall street building by March 31, 1977.
In February 1977, the company moved to the current location: Campbell & Haliburton Building on 2101 Retallack st.
Now the company is active in 3 main Major Areas : Insurance, Property Management & Construction.
Scope of Work
We provide all aspects of insurance and investment needs; file a claim, request a quote, renew your plates. We are an SGI Canada Broker. We are in good standing with the BBB. We provide quality rental apartments that are well maintained. We provide our associates with the tools and resources to do their jobs well.
We strive for quality customer service in all facets of our business; maintenance upgrades and improvements in all of our rental units and fast efficient service in all areas of our insurance business.
We desire to work closely with our customers to serve them well and to maintain long term relationships with them.
We value honesty, diversity, and hard work. We are accountable to the people we serve and we work as a team to ensure we are providing the best service possible to those people.
We, the Campbell & Haliburton Group members & staff, as a Canadian company creating a valued environment that respects individuals for their abilities, skills, and talents to the benefit of the Group & our society. We promote diversity and inclusion.
In March 2019 the Campbell & Haliburton Group marked the 62nd anniversary of its switch to a holding company system. I would like to express my gratitude for the support received from our various stakeholders, including customers, shareholders, employees, business partners, the central and local governments, and local communities.
Over the last decade our business portfolio has greatly changed, and the electronics business, led by wireless communications and microdevices, has become our largest segment. In addition, our global business development has advanced, and the overseas ratios of sales and number of employees are now a majority. In the future also, we will promote the deepening of Group management and global management and continue to switch to businesses that answer social needs.
Campbell & Haliburton Group aims to achieve the growth of our corporate group by means of “unity in diversity” through the manifestation of our corporate philosophy of “Change and Challenge! For the creation of the future of Earth and People.” This corporate philosophy is based on the concept of the company as a public entity, which means that contributing to human society is the company’s raison d’etre and that the driving force behind our growth comes from sustained contributions.
As a Holding Company group, Campbell & Haliburton Group’s business policy is to contribute to safe and secure living. This business policy stems from our corporate philosophy. From now on also, we will contribute to the creation of the future society not only through the expansion of the mobility field, which is our core business but also through business development in the fields of infrastructure and safety and life and healthcare.
Campbell & Haliburton Group is a manufacturer, so an important mission for us is to climb to the pinnacle in Service. Today, however, we have entered an age in which business walls are coming down. At Campbell & Haliburton Group as well, we need to broaden our business domains to embrace not only Managing alone but also services supplying values that utilize our excellent Services and insurance products. I want us to coordinate our group’s diverse businesses, diverse employees, and diverse values and, while making up for any lack of resources through collaboration with other companies, achieve further change. You can certainly place your hopes in the future of the ever-challenging and ever-changing Campbell & Haliburton Group.
– John Grant
Herbert A. Gibson
1912 – 1979
Born on January 17th, 1912 at Wapella, Saskatchewan, Mr. Gibson Joined Royal Bank of Canada, Manitoba Division, in 1929-1941, in 1941 he owned a general store at Dominion City. In the following three years he was manager of Dominion City Creamery Ltd. and in 1944 established Gibson’s Ltd. at Rocanville, Saskatchewan. During this period, 1944-1957, the Company built and operate a locker plant under the name of Gibson Plummer Quick Freeze Ltd. Mr. Gibson operated and managed various businesses until 1957 when he became, president and general manager of Campbell & Haliburton (Regina) Ltd. in 1958 Mr. Gibson bought controlling interest in Campbell & Haliburton (Regina) Ltd., and in 1961 with other associates, he formed 20th Century Investment Ltd. Under his guidance, the company was grown from a staff of 5 people to a large business. Herb was always interested in the welfare and growth of Regina and was an active member and past president of Regina Real Estate Association.
Herb was proud of the fact that the Gibson Family has been active in the Real Estate Business by Having the Honor of 2 Sons, 1 daughter, and 1 grandson all active in this field.
Brian W. Gibson
Brian was born on 1943, in Vita, Manitoba, He obtained his schooling and university in Regina. Also, Brian was appointed salesman of the year for the City of Regina, He takes an active interest in the community affairs. As a previous president of Toastmasters and Saskatchewan Real Estate Association, He continues as active interest in community affairs, including Boy Scouts, United Appeal and Y.M.C.A.
Brent P. Gibson
1965 – 2006
Brent was born in Regina on 1965, and attended school at St. Leo Elementary and Dr. Martin Leboldus High School. He earned many professional designations in the financial planning and insurance field. He worked as an insurance broker and manager in Campbell & Haliburton.
Brent developed the investment department of the company.
He founded the Regina Multisport Club in order to create a community and learning platform for other triathletes in Saskatchewan. He also founded Saskatchewan’s only Wineman Duathlon, combining running and socializing.
He was a triathlete and marathon runner. He completed his 12th Ironman triathlon in Penticton, BC.
He founded the Regina Multisport Club in order to create a community and learning platform for other triathletes in Saskatchewan. He also founded Saskatchewan’s Wineman Duathlon, combining running and socializing.
Campbell & Haliburton is Sponsoring “Brent Gibson Memorial Icebreaker Triathlon” every year.
John F. Grant
John Born in 1970, in Regina Saskatchewan. He got his bachelor of business from the University of Regina and joined Campbell & Haliburton in April 2003.
He is the President of Campbell & Haliburton Group since 2008. He believed in diversity in the workplace and he made a responsible company for our society.
As President of Campbell & Haliburton Group, I’m responsible for overseeing both our Insurance and Property Management divisions. Luckily, as a father of twins plus one, I have experience with effectively managing more than double the work!
I worked in IT from 1998-2003 after training at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. After tiring of the geeky IT guy stereotypes, I earned my Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Regina and upgraded to the much cooler world of insurance and property management by joining the family business at Campbell & Haliburton Group.
Since becoming President in 2008, I’ve contributed to Campbell & Haliburton’s 60+ years of success by maintaining our standing as a trusted broker in home, auto, commercial, farm, travel and life insurance, and by expanding our property management division to thirteen multi-family residential building in Regina, co-owners of three other mixed use properties, as well as several condominium units in the city. In addition to the residential portfolio we own and operate 24,000 square feet of well-located office and retail space and 20,000 square feet of warehouse space. The property portfolio is worth more than more than $60 million and growing.
I believe in respecting diversity, treating people with dignity and respect, working hard and being kind. I’m especially proud of all we do at Campbell & Haliburton Group to help our community, and some of my favourite moments are when I’m able to spend time with the fantastic characters we have here in Regina.
Outside of work, I exercise my mind with by listening to as many audio books as I can, my body through my love of health and fitness, and I get an even better mental and physical workout as I try (often unsuccessfully) to keep up with my three kids!
Since 1957 Mr. Cam character has appeared in the company advertisement. some times named “Mascot”, Sometimes “Man of Action” but his real name is “Cam Haliburton”, He is married now – Sorry for single fans 😀 – and he has two kids, a boy, and a girl. He is 83 years old and he still feels young and likes to continue with the Campbell & Haliburton Company.